Human Rights Report: Mexican Businesses More LGBT Friendly

Mexico City. Photo credit: Ismael Villafranco & HRC Facebook

LGBT friendly Mexican companies have nearly doubled in the past year, according to a report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).

Equidad MX, the annual report by the HRC said the number grew from 15 companies with LGBT friendly work policies in 2018 to 36 this year, according to the Thompson Reuters Foundation. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation has been illegal in Mexico since 2003, but a Mexican advocacy group reported in 2014 that 35 percent of LGBT workers said they’d been discriminated against at work.

The HRC measured the LGBT friendliness of the different companies based on their non-discrimination policies and their public support of the LGBT community, Reuters reported. HRC attributes the rise in inclusive workplaces to progressive legislation in Mexico.

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